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Onshore Order #1 provides the requirements for the approval of operations on all oil and gas exploratory, development, or service wells on Federal and Indian (other than those of the Osage Tribe) onshore oil and gas leases, including leases where the surface is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Since the rule’s publishing in 1983, certain laws such as the 1987 Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 have passed, legal opinions written, court cases decided, and other policy and procedural changes made. This rule reflects these changes.
This presenation provides a number of instructional video segments on the revised Order and the APD process. A panel discussion and question and answer period is also included in the website.